Visual Art: Up-and-Coming


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Works by Up and Coming Artists

This page contains work by the following up-and-coming artists. Click on their artwork or name to travel further down the page where you will find biographical information and more images. If you click on any image in this section it will take you to a larger version, which will pop up into a new window. Please close the window to return to this site. Please also be aware that the copying of any images from this site is strictly prohibited without written permission from the artist.

Vanessa Fraser

Vanessa Fraser is a graduate of Graphic Design Production, at Mohawk College Brantford Campus.

"Although I probably will always feel I am a budding artist, I've chosen to earn a living as a fine artist and freelance graphic designer. As many artists know, it is a difficult undertaking, but I feel I have already made some great achievements fairly early in my career, and have a solid view of my future goals in mind."

She plans to continue following a career in Graphic Design and Fine Arts, and hopes to attend NSCAD University in Nova Scotia for a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Fine Arts. She is drawn to Nova Scotia not only for the College, but it is where her Canadian roots began as a descendant of both the Scottish settlers and the Black Loyalists. In future, Vanessa hopes to spend a few years in Nova Scotia to paint her Canadian history.


Sandra Brewster

Sandra Brewster is a graduate from the Fine Arts program at York University. In her latest series she attempts to show dramatic, intimate portraits of her subjects. She is interested in realistic portraits of people and hopes to transmit a sense of feeling or emotion: a hint of her models' personalities.

The works featured here were displayed at York University's Student Centre Gallery during the Fall/Winter 1998 term.
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Kevin Mark

"Art is a reflection of my soul - the different elements I recreate are expressions of my mind s eye. Art is the vessel into which I predicate my inspirations and silences."

Kevin Mark was born in San Fernando, Trinidad. At age nine, he came to Canada for schooling . Here, he has developed his artistic talents in both visual art and hair design. Kevin works as a freelance artist.

"The Forest" was displayed at Mississauga City Hall Exhibition, 1996. These pieces featured reflect research on Africa's rare savannah animals.

Kevin Mark continues to work as a freelance artist and is currently transforming the walls of his daughter's room into an African savannah paradise.

Kevin also is an artist in hair design and can be found for both these artistic talents at Salon A Squared - 186 Dupont Street 416-921-1697.


Ingrid Pascal

This work below is the title piece featured by Our Image Greeting Cards for The Power of Expression Art Auction.


Wayne Salmon

Wayne Salmon is a Humanities and English Graduate of York University. Some of the more common themes explored in his photographs are history, myth and identity.

These photographs featured, are from the series Blind Chance and were presented at York University's Student Centre Gallery through Fall Winter term 1998.


Materials prepared by Elham Rabbini, Crystal Aisha Perryman, and Kalisha Merraro.